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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:50 pm

That sounds more like a Malkin problem, rather than his wingers. He's capable of playing well without Kunitz.

Jussi can still put up points on that line. Why can't Geno?

Although, this argument is pointless from my end. You don't really like Jokinen, so of course you want him gone.
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby Shaky Walton on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:00 pm

The discussion is a moot point Jussi is here and this is now All the speculation about who should means nothing They are up against the salary cap and things are going to change You should all quit arguing about nothing
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby pcm on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:01 pm

I like Jokinen, just not his role on that line.

Malkin plays best with a mucker (Malone, Talbot, Fedetenko, Kunitz) on his left and a shooter (Sykora, Neal) on his right. That's not a problem, it's a style. And it hasn't been adequately addressed by the team, which is mind-boggling, since it seems so obvious.
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby Jim on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:08 pm

I just hope that people that don't like Jokinen because of his "drop" in play in the playoffs really REALLY hate Fleury.
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby no name on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:45 pm

pcm wrote:I like Jokinen, just not his role on that line.

Malkin plays best with a mucker (Malone, Talbot, Fedetenko, Kunitz) on his left and a shooter (Sykora, Neal) on his right. That's not a problem, it's a style. And it hasn't been adequately addressed by the team, which is mind-boggling, since it seems so obvious.


Good point PCM. There needs to be a defensive concious on that line to let Geno and his RW produce. Kunitz was a perfect fit for Neal and Malkin since not only could he work hard on the boards and play stellar defence but he could produce points in that roll with thoes guys.

Does anyone have a clone machine, we need another Kunitz to put back on Genos line.
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby Beveridge on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:51 pm

Last time I wished Kunitz to be back on Geno's line, Sid got hurt. Never again.
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby meow on Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:01 pm

In other news, Shaky Walton's punctuation keys are still missing.
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby sjnhiils on Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:45 pm

pcm wrote:No thanks on Hemsky. Not a need. Booth would fit right in on the IR here, after making room for his big caphit, Greening signed a nice new contract in Ott, and Chimera seems to be doing pretty darn well for himself in Washington (he's got more goals than Malkin).

I wonder if Toronto might be intersted in swapping Jokinen for Kulemin, as Dreger has them shopping for a center with their current injuries.

Would do it in a second but Toronto will want more. How about including Despres if they throw in Biggs. He seems to have fallen down in their prospects list, but could make a nice physical third line forward.
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby Penspal on Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:55 pm

How about the COMBINATION of Maatta and Bortuzzo. Really, going into camp, who would have even laid a nickel down on them playing together as a pair as effectively as they are. I realize they are not up against the tops guys, but they are still lights out when they are on.
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby Shaky Walton on Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:50 pm

meow wrote:In other news, Shaky Walton's punctuation keys are still missing.

Never use them Just like watching people who break out in song instead of just talking Waste of time If you can't read, too bad That is your problem But I bet that when you do read you say the words period and comma while you are conversing Ha
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:36 am

Lol punctuation is a waste of your time? You must be hard-pressed to find time to do anything other than ****, eat and sleep.
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby Penspal on Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:16 pm

Penspal wrote:How about the COMBINATION of Maatta and Bortuzzo. Really, going into camp, who would have even laid a nickel down on them playing together as a pair as effectively as they are. I realize they are not up against the tops guys, but they are still lights out when they are on.


They were not at their best last night, I jinxed them apparently.
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby bh on Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:38 pm

I think Geno just lacks any confidence right now. I agree about the muck and grind types with him. Maybe try him with Glass and Engo?
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:40 pm

bh wrote:I think Geno just lacks any confidence right now. I agree about the muck and grind types with him. Maybe try him with Glass and Engo?


Engelland needs a center that can get him scoring opportunities. He would be wasted on that line.
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby columbia on Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:09 pm

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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby bh on Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:36 am

I think biggest surpise for me is Bortz. He's going to be a good one. I can feel it.
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby no name on Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:52 am

bh wrote:I think biggest surpise for me is Bortz. He's going to be a good one. I can feel it.


Ask before you feel other wise its sexual harrasment. LOL

No but i agree Bortuzzo seems to have the calm nature like Scuds has. But also a bit more physical game than Scuds. I would of never of paired Botrz and Maata together and i was worried when the season started. 2 guys with very little NHL experience. But i watch in admazment how well they play together. Once in again i see a hick-up here to there but nothing to be overly worried about.
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby sil on Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:06 am

meow wrote:In other news, Shaky Walton's punctuation keys are still missing.


shakey keyboard

Spoiler:
or he's/she's driving while texting in from his/her phone
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby pcm on Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:35 am

If the Penguins played in the West, they'd barely be the last wild card seed, on a tie-breaker with Minnesota.
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Re: Biggest Surprise Player so far?

Postby GSdrums87 on Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:41 am

Would the Penguins make the playoffs in the Western Conference with Lundqvist in net?
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